Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Down For Whatever (July2005) and Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007).
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
C.S.A. Confederate States of America (A Film)
What if the South had won?
In C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004, 91 minutes), director, producer, and screenwriter Kevin Willmott explores what our world would be like if the South had won the Civil War. I'm attending a screening of this film tomorrow (Thursday) in L.A., and the filmmaker will be present to discuss the work.
This smart and satirical film presents a world where there is apartheid in Latin America, an American alliance with HItler, and slave shopping on network television, and will definitely make you think about racism in the U.S. today.
Kevin Willmott, director, producer, and screenwriter, is screening his film across the country at festivals and college campuses. It is financed and backed by Spike Lee.
It looks like a must-see, if you can get to a screening or get your hands on it. Do you ever wonder what the world would be like if the South had won? How different, if any, would things be? I'm looking forward to seeing this film. fs